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Catalog Number 10387-22-(14)
Title Newspaper, Nebraska Scrap Plan
Object Name Newspaper
Description This is a newspaper reprint from the Omaha World Herald. At the top it says "The Nebraska "Scrap" Plan Sponsored by the Omaha World Herald News and Pictures Published July 29 Highlights include an article about a scrap and picnic on Overton Park and another about sports equipment being used for scrap metal. A small article talks about the Boys Town Scouts competing for a scrap trophy. Several articles encourage citizens to scrap more old farm equipment. One picture is of golf clubs and three others are of people posing with farm equipment being scraped. The other side has Salvage Contest standing, an article about woman salvage leaders, and one article titled "Police Give Labor, Flivver Its Last Mile, Baby Her Toy to Build Scrap Metal Pile" (includes pictures of people). One article warns about putting objects in the scrap pile that is not metal.
Date 1942-07-29
Material paper (newsprint), ink
Made Omaha World Herald
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Height (in) 23
Width (in) 17
People Griswold, Dwight Palmer, 1893-1954
Event World War II
History This is part of a reprint of the Omaha World Herald that included a compilation of photos and stories about World War II scrap drive in Nebraska. Publisher of the World Herald, Henry Doorly, came up with the idea of promoting a three-week scrap drive in Nebraska to help the war effort. It was devised as a competition between counties, with the winning county receiving $2,000 put up by Doorly. Grant County won the contest, and Nebraskans contributed 67,000 tons of scrap. The World Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for community service. Doorly's "Nebraska Plan" gained national attention, and soon after the War Production Board devised a scrap competition between the states.
Collection Carter, John E.